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Suzan Palumbo

Originally from Trinidad and Tobago, Suzan Palumbo is a Nebula finalist, active member of the HWA, Co Administrator of the Ignyte Awards and a member of the Hugo nominated FIYAHCON team. She is also a former Associate Editor of “Shimmer” […]

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Ben Passmore

Ben Passmore’s work ranges from the wild to the wildly autobiographical, containing cold takes on politics, anarchism, police brutality, history, sports, and black identity. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Believer magazine, and MOMA magazine. He is […]

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Carrie Patel (she/her)

“Carrie Patel is a Senior Narrative Designer and Game Director at Obsidian Entertainment, where she has worked on The Outer Worlds and Pillars of Eternity franchises. She wrote for the original Pillars of Eternity and The White March expansions, worked […]

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Alex Penland

Alex Penland is a former museum kid. They spent their childhood running rampant through the Smithsonian museums, which kicked off an early career as a child adventurer. Alex has worked in the field with NASA scientists, linguists, and acclaimed photographers. […]

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Benjamin Percy

Benjamin Percy is the author of five novels — most recently, The Ninth Metal — three story collections — including Suicide Woods — and a book of essays titled Thrill Me that is widely taught in creative writing classrooms. He writes both Wolverine and X-Force for […]

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Brenda Peynado

Brenda Peynado’s genre-bending short story collection, THE ROCK EATERS—featuring alien arrivals, angels falling from rooftops, virtual reality, and sorrows manifesting as tumorous stones—garnered starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly and Kirkus Reviews, and was named one of NPR, the New York […]

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Diana M. Pho

Diana M. Pho is a queer Vietnamese-American independent scholar, playwright, and Hugo Award-nominated fiction editor. She has over a decade of experience in traditional, Big Five publishing, including Tor Books, Tor.com Publishing, and the Science Fiction Book Club. Diana currently […]

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John Picacio

JOHN PICACIO is one of the most acclaimed American artists in science fiction and fantasy over the last decade, creating best-selling art for George R. R. Martin’s A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE series, as well as the STAR TREK […]

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Aimee Picchi

Aimee’s short fiction has appeared in Podcastle, Fireside, Flash Fiction Online and Daily Science Fiction, among other publications. She’s also a graduate of Viable Paradise and a former classical musician. By day, she is a business journalist with CBS News. […]

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